Chennai, Aug 1 (BPNS)
Tamil Nadu State Human Rights Commission (TNSHRC) has called for a report from the District collector and police superintendent on the recent explosion in a firecracker godown in Krishnagiri on July 29.
Nine people lost their lives and 11 are grievously injured in the firecracker blast at the godown.
The TN SHRC called for a detailed report from the district collector and district superintendent of police within six weeks. The SHRC intervention is following media reports on the accident which had turned the godown and a few adjacent buildings into rubble.
The explosion according to authorities took place following a gas cylinder blast in an eatery that was adjacent to the firecracker godown. The owner of the godown Ravi, his wife and two of his adult children were among those dead in the explosion.
Tamil Nadu Chief Minister MK Stalin has announced a solatium of Rs 3 lakh to the family of the deceased and Rs 50,000 to those injured in the accident. The amount was released from the Chief Minister’s Public Relief Fund.
Prime Minister Narendra Modi announced a solatium of Rs 2 lakh to the family of the deceased and an amount of Rs 50,000 to those injured in the blast from the National Relief Fund.